Many years ago my mother, Inez Norton, made each of her children a Nativity set. We may have still been in college or perhaps newly graduated. She painstakingly painted each tiny ceramic piece giving careful attention to each detail. My dad, Oliver Norton, made the stable from sticks and wood in his workshop. For me, this is Christmas all wrapped up in this one moment. Every time I look at a Nativity scene I am reminded that the cry of a small baby in the night changed everything. Time is measured by his birth, B.C. and A.D., and our lives are changed by this one small child who was born in a stable to become our Savior.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas with love.